Navy Deploys Expeditionary Medical Facility Personnel to Support Federal COVID-19 Response

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From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Navy medical personnel assigned to Expeditionary Medical Facility-M (EMF-M) have deployed as part of a U.S. Northern Command-led COVID-19 response to support civil health authorities in existing facilities in New Orleans and Dallas.

The first 50 personnel with EMF-M deployed to New Orleans Wednesday, with about 60 more arriving Saturday. They will work at the temporary federal medical station at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

In addition, over 170 personnel deployed to Dallas today to work in a temporary federal medical station established there to assist local medical personnel.

Personnel assigned to U.S. Navy EMFs are trained to provide medical support, such as acute care and emergency care, and will work with local health authorities to support community need.

2 thoughts on “Navy Deploys Expeditionary Medical Facility Personnel to Support Federal COVID-19 Response

    PAUL S. HAMMER, MD said:
    April 4, 2020 at 16:22

    Hey Joel,
    A suggestion for a future blog post. Can you provide an update on retired medical personnel being recalled to active duty? As a retired MC officer, I am curious about the when, how, etc. Or even if there are some limitations, age, health, current employment, etc.

    Thanks,
    Paul S. Hammer, MD
    CAPT, MC, USN (RET)

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